DHCP Guide

This document describes common scenarios for implementing DHCP in relation to PXE boot with particular focus on Configuration Manager. Assumptions and audience Audience must familiar with basic IP networking principles. The background In order for a client to perform a PXE boot, there must be a DHCP service available, this is not required to be a Microsoft DHCP service. Any DHCP server is good. The following diagram shows a typical network setup In this case the client and the server is on the same network, which is the simplest setup you will come across, normally the setup will be more [...]

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 ADFS New PowerShell cmdlets

Quick comparison shows that we have 37 new PowerShell cmdlets :) cmdlet name Add-AdfsLocalClaimsProviderTrust                                                                           Add-AdfsScopeDescription                                                                                   Add-AdfsTrustedFederationPartner                                                                           Disable-AdfsCertificateAuthority                                                                           Disable-AdfsLocalClaimsProviderTrust                                                                       Enable-AdfsLocalClaimsProviderTrust                                                                        Get-AdfsAccessControlPolicy                                                                                Get-AdfsApplicationPermission                                                                              Get-AdfsAzureMfaConfigured                                                                                 Get-AdfsCertificateAuthority                                                                               Get-AdfsLocalClaimsProviderTrust                                                                           Get-AdfsRelyingPartyWebTheme                                                                               Get-AdfsScopeDescription                                                                                   Get-AdfsTrustedFederationPartner                                                                           Grant-AdfsApplicationPermission                                                                            Invoke-AdfsFarmBehaviorLevelRaise                                                                          New-AdfsAccessControlPolicy                                                                                New-AdfsAzureMfaTenantCertificate                                                                          New-AdfsLdapAttributeToClaimMapping                                                                        New-AdfsLdapServerConnection                                                                               Remove-AdfsAccessControlPolicy                                                                             Remove-AdfsLocalClaimsProviderTrust                                                                        Remove-AdfsRelyingPartyWebTheme                                                                            Remove-AdfsScopeDescription                                                                                Remove-AdfsTrustedFederationPartner                                                                        Restore-AdfsFarmBehaviorLevel                                                                              Revoke-AdfsApplicationPermission                                                                           Set-AdfsAccessControlPolicy                                                                                Set-AdfsApplicationPermission                                                                              Set-AdfsAzureMfaTenant                                                                                     Set-AdfsCertificateAuthority                                                                               Set-AdfsLocalClaimsProviderTrust                                                                           Set-AdfsRelyingPartyWebTheme                                                                               Set-AdfsScopeDescription                                                                                   Set-AdfsTrustedFederationPartner                                                                           Test-AdfsFarmBehaviorLevelRaise                                                                            Test-AdfsFarmBehaviorLevelRestore   Best

By | 2017-08-22T10:22:02+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Powershell, Windows Server|0 Comments

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 ADFS idpinitiatedsignon error

I just installed and configured a new ADFS server. After the configuration I wanted to test out ADFS login using this address - https://sts.corp.viamonstra.com/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon but it failed with this error: The resources you are trying to access is not available. Event log showed this error message Quick configuration check with Get-ADFSProperties cmdlet and I discovered that by default it is not enabled.     Use the Set-AdfsProperties -EnableIdPInitiatedSignonPage $True command to enable the login.   Best

By | 2017-08-22T10:19:17+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Windows Server|2 Comments

Using Group Policy to Disable Proxy Settings in Chrome

Here is the download link for the Google Chrome Policy Template. You can save it where you want, just remember to save it where you can find it https://dl.google.com/dl/edgedl/chrome/policy/policy_templates.zip When it's downloaded, follow the guide because you will need it later on. Problem: Error 130 (net::ERR_PROXY_CONNECTION_FAILED) Proxy server connection failed or Unable to connect to the proxy server I am aware of the problem that Google Chrome is enabling the use of Proxy in some versions of Windows. Through this guide, you will be able to change the settings of the use of Proxy in Google Chrome for all users, [...]

Why I can’t convert my Windows Server 2012 R2 Core to GUI

Let’s assume that you installed some time ago one Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core and you have installed also latest Windows Updates to that server and this server does not have an internet connection. Here are the updates that are installed In one day you discover that you need to add graphical user interface and you execute the following command [crayon-59c3f2d665af2277588919/] You will see that it reaches to 68% and fails with following error Install-WindowsFeature : The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed. Installation of one or more roles, role services, or features failed. [...]

By | 2014-01-23T11:53:34+00:00 January 23rd, 2014|Operating Systems, Powershell, Windows Server|17 Comments

Installing a Domain Controller on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core

In my previous post I showed how you can install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server Core and in this post I´m going to show how you can add an additional Domain Controller to your environment because best practice recommends that you have at least two of them. To add an additional Domain Controller we need to do following: 1. Rename the server 2. Set the IP and DNS address 3. Join the server to domain 4. Install Active Directory Domain Services Server Role 5. Deploy the Domain Controller   Before you continue I recommend to read my first [...]

By | 2014-01-21T14:18:27+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Powershell, Windows Server|2 Comments

Installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core

Installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server Core is really easy. You only need to run 8 commands and your Domain Controller is ready. These steps are: 1. Rename the server 2. Set the IP and DNS address 3. Install Active Directory Domain Services Server Role 4. Promote the server to a Domain Controller Let’s Get Started :) I assume that you already have one Windows Server Core installed. If you log in, then it automatically runs command prompt. To get to PowerShell, then just type PowerShell.exe and you are ready to configure your Domain Controller. I don’t like [...]

By | 2014-01-21T11:56:47+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Windows Server|10 Comments

Deploy Windows 8 Enterprise x86 on a UEFI x86 device using SCCM 2012 SP1

New Toys For The Boys Don’t we all love new toys, especially the ones that require an occasional recharge. The latest thing I got my hands on is the Lenovo Tablet 2, a very nice 10” tablet thing, with a couple of nice add-ons, like a docking  station, Bluetooth keyboard and a pen like stylus. But what I really like about it is that it runs a full version of Windows 8 x86, which means that I can deploy its OS over and over again   So I fired up my SCCM Console to do exactly that … The Drivers [...]

WSUS 6.x Admin Console Post-deployment Configuration fails on Windows Server 2012

When you want to just install an Admin Console instance of WSUS on the new Windows Server 2012, it has shown to be a little troublesome at times. In the old WSUS 3.0 days it was easier because it was an executable you installed, and in the installation you was asked to choose whether you wanted a Admin Console installation or a Full WSUS Server installation. Now on Windows Server 2012 its a role with some features you either check or uncheck. This WSUS role services setup will install just the Admin Console, if you want a Full WSUS server [...]

By | 2013-02-11T13:19:03+00:00 February 11th, 2013|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Windows Server|5 Comments